I am really sick of the armadillo and his destruction. EVERY night he makes his rounds in the flowers beds and his rooting has gotten deeper and more extensive. I spend 20-30 min. a day crawling under bushes to fill in his holes and get the pine straw back in place; I usually finish with mosquito bites all over my legs and arms. I have tried replanting the caladium bulbs, but that bed looks like it has mange.
I have spread 5 boxes of moth balls in the flower beds, and all that did is make our house smell like grandma’s closet. I even found moth balls in some of his rooted holes.
I have set a trap in his favorite spot and he avoids that spot. I have moved the trap at least 10 times, and he may root around it, but he never goes in. Last night I tried peanut butter in the trap and I almost caught the cat.
Matt came over at 1:00 one night, and all he saw was a possum leaving the yard.
I have trouble staying awake, but tonight I am going to set the alarm for every hour after 11:00. I have tried making rounds before then, and he must be a late riser because he doesn’t come that early.
Last year Mom told me to hit him with a shovel if I saw him, but I knew then that I couldn’t do it. After a year of my elusive, nocturnal, destructive beast, I have changed my view. I will beat the sucker until he looks like roadkill. If I am successful, I will move on to your house with my beast killing abilities.
Wish me luck.